Choishi-michi Complete Course

Koyasan Pilgrimage Walk Tours

 Description

The Choishi-michi is a 24km forested trail, rich in Buddhist tradition and history as the ancient sacred path takes you all the way up to Koyasan. You will have the opportunity to hike a path pilgrims have travelled for 1200 years and become a part of that history yourself.

The choishi-michi begins at Jison-in Temple, located near Kudoyama station. The trail is marked by large, ancient stone signposts (choishi) which stand every few hundred meters along the path so that pilgrims can find their way.

On this tour, you will see and experience varied scenery with different forest types (such as bamboo and pine) and beautiful landscapes: the path passes by beautiful views to forested mountains, small old villages, a persimmon plantation, a valley with rice fields, numerous small shrines, and even surprisingly part of a golf course in the middle.

Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area you're visiting as it comes to life with unique stories relayed through your guide. Enjoy the assurance that comes with hiking with a guide who knows the area's weather, terrain, and wildlife. In other words, focus 100% on wondrous nature around you and let us take care of the rest!

 Price

Year-round
1 Participants 18,400 yen
2 Participants 20,600 yen
3 Participants 22,400 yen
4 Participants 24,600 yen
5 Participants 30,800 yen

 Details

Tour Outline

Course Name Choishimichi Full Course
Distance ~24 km
Time 7~8 hours
(not including bus transport times)
Difficulty 4
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Meeting Place Kudoyama Sta.
(or accommodation in Koyasan)
Tour Ending Place Daimon Gate
Maps Choishi-michi

Tour Options

OPTION 1
Meeting Time 8:35
Kudoyama Sta.
End of Tour ~16:30
Daimon Gate, Entrance to Koyasan

OPTION 2
Meeting Time 8:00
Koyasan Temple Lodging
End of Tour ~16:30
Daimon Gate, Entrance to Koyasan

※ Please specify which tour time you would like to join when making the reservation request.
If you would like a different time (for example if you are staying Koyasan), please contact us for details.
Access
Public Train

The tour must start at the latest 9 am from Kudoyama station.

You must stay at a place within 2 hours by train from Kudoyama station on the previous night. (ex.Osaka, Nara)
Lunch
Lunch is not included in this tour. 

NOTE: You can buy something on the way at the Michi-no-Eki rest area near the start of the walk.
Children
Sorry, children are not able to join this tour.
Luggage
Luggage can be shuttled from the start of the tour to your temple lodging for the night in Koyasan.
After Tour
There are a few options once the tour is complete.

● Stay overnight at one of the monastery temple lodging (Shukubo).
● Take a public bus back to Koyasan station from here you can return to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara.

NOTE: it takes more than 2 hours journey from Koyasan station to those places.
Notes
Please:
● wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.
● bring a lunch and drinks.

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